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post #1 of 6 Old May 15th, 2012, 6:57 am Thread Starter
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Destination advice

Plan is to fly to a destination, any where in the USA and rent a ride for a week or so.
Looking for suggestions with minimal interstate travel, love the twisties,
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Colorado , Texas Hill Country , Pacific Coast Highway, Arkansas & South West Missouri. North & South Carolina This is just the "Tip" of the ice burg so to speak. It all depends on what you want to see & where you can get a bike. Also what brand of bike is available. Do you want a BMW, A Goldwing or Harley? I would look at an area then check to see that bikes can be rented there.

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BMW Motorcycles of Utah rents bikes. Great riding.

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Plan is to fly to a destination, any where in the USA and rent a ride for a week or so.
Looking for suggestions with minimal interstate travel, love the twisties,
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The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful summer riding destination with warm days, cool nights and some great twisty riding. Ride West BMW in Seattle rents motorcycles...click here:

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Plan is to fly to a destination, any where in the USA and rent a ride for a week or so.
Looking for suggestions with minimal interstate travel, love the twisties,
Thanks
When will this happen may affect where to go?
I am biased but hard to beat California, we've got it all covered.

I would rent in San Francisco and then make as large a loop as time allows.
A week could take you up thru Napa wine country to the Redwoods of the northcoast (Avenue of the Giants), then west on 299 thru Redding (Shasta Dam, Mt Shasta) to 44 to 89 thru/over Lassen Volcanic NP and around Lake Tahoe thru Markleville and over Monitor Pass to 395. Then south to 108 west over Sonora Pass to 120 south to Yosemite NP. South out of Yosemite on 41 to 180 east to Sequoia NP. Stay on Generals Hwy to Three Rivers (hotels). Take 198 west to 41 across Central Valley to Morro Bay, then north up 1 thru Big Sur, Monterey returning to SF.
Can get hot in the Valley but this route is mostly coast and mountians with plenty of twisties and the some of the best scenery on the planet.

Enjoy your ride wherever you decide to go.

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1) The Pacific Coast Highway, starting at Santa Barbara and heading north. If you've got the time continue all the way to Victoria, BC. (and you should MAKE the time...)
Best done in late fall due to less fog and tourons, summer? fughedaboudit...

2) Northern Arizona and Utah. Fall - which means October. North rim of the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef National Parks. Lake Powell for a boat rental for a few days. I've got a buddy in Tucson that rents new boxers for $170.00 a day including insurance. Easy to make a loop coming back through eastern Utah and a quick trip down the Moki Dugway for shits and giggles.

3) Eastern Arizona into western NM during spring or fall. Great twisties on 666, lots of strange things to do, and best of all: no traffic. If you really, really want to be alone this is the place to go.

I can't recommend any place to go in summer - I stay home, hibernate and let Mom and Pop and the kiddies have it all to themselves.


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